Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Good Gaming’s Sparty NA Madness 16

Prize Pool $200.00

Pool Type Fixed

(1st - $80//2nd - $40//3rd - $25//4th - $15//5th thru 8th - $10)

Detailed Rules


  • Tournament will go LIVE 12PM PDT/3PM EDT, April 23rd, Sunday.

  • Check In: 20 minutes prior to Tournament going LIVE



  • All Good-Gaming Tournaments are ENGLISH ONLY Tournaments.

  • Best of 5 -- Last Hero Standing.

    • Loser has to pick a new deck. Winner stays with winning deck.

    • If you lose with a deck it is eliminated from being played again in that series with opponent.

  • Single Elimination Tournament. Standard Duel Challenge.


  • 3 playable class decks only Tournament.

  • All players must provide a screenshot proving they only have 3 decks playable at the Challenge Screen.

    • Please review penalties in Clause 2. Tournament; Section 2.2.

  • Images must be uploaded up to imgur/Gyazo only to send links to opponents or Admins, screenshots may also be sent through Private Message to opponents or Admins on Discord (https://discord.gg/aa5DXd3).

  • All matches will be played on the AMERICAS Region servers.



1.1.  TO CHECK-IN: You must go to Tournament page and click “Continue” next to the Tournament you are entering. Check-In will start 20 minutes prior to Tournament going LIVE, if you do not Check-In within that time you will be dropped. When Tournament goes LIVE, there will be another prompt to Ready Up, where you will receive your opponent and their BattleTag.


1.1.A. YOU MUST READY UP when tournament goes LIVE. STAY on the Check In page and you will receive your opponent if your opponent Ready Up as well.


1.2.  Players and admins will be all together in Discord at:  https://discord.gg/aa5DXd3


  • Players may ONLY CONTACT Admins listed under the Discord Role: TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS.

  • Players may not contact any other staff member of Good-Gaming directly from the Discord server.


1.3.  After 15 minutes of opponent being unresponsive, Player is required to contact Admin about the tardiness. If Admin is unable to contact the Player in question, they will be disqualified for a failure to appear or respond to Admin.



2.1.  Players are only allowed to have 3 playable decks, either by deleting the rest of the decks and/or marking them as unplayable with “X” striked across and/or in wild.


  • Players are not allowed to modify their decks between games. (“Making a Deck”)

    • If a player is in "Making a Deck" status before challenging opponent and going into share phase of screenshots of their 3 playable decks, no penalty applies.

    • If a player challenges their opponent and opponent cancels challenge to go into "Making a Deck" status, that will result in a game loss.

    • If a player challenges their opponent and shares screenshot of their challenge screen lobby of their 3 playable decks, opponent cancels challenge and goes into "Making a Deck" status, that is an automatic disqualification.

  • If it can be proven that decks were modified from editing decks, from VODs or screenshots, it will result in a disqualification.


2.2.  A screenshot of the Challenge Screen must be sent to each respective Player/Opponent.


  • If you or your opponent is in Challenge Screen, and one player has already shared screenshot of Lobby with their classes, neither player is allowed to cancel challenge to browse collection. This MAY result in a game-loss.

  • All classes with multiple decks are unplayable in the series.

  • If there are more than 3 classes with a single deck, then the Opponent can pick which 3 classes the Player in question will be playing in the series.

  • If there is less than 3 classes with a single deck, then the Player can only play these classes.

    • EXAMPLE: Player has Mage/Mage/Shaman/Warrior deck in Challenge Screen. Mage is eliminated and he/she starts automatically with 0:1 disadvantage.


2.4.  The winning player of each game is required to take a screenshot of the Victory screen. Loser MUST report losses PER game on the website’s Tournament page.

2.5.  If a player disconnects and is unable to reconnect it counts as a game loss unless the (A) the player who disconnected can prove they had lethal on board or (B) opponent agrees to replay the game.

2.6.  If a player queues up an incorrect deck, they must concede the match and the match will be replayed using the correct deck.

  • If players continue playing match with the wrong deck past first turn, the match will be counted for Victory or Defeat end result.

  • If a player queues the wrong deck twice in the same series with opponent, that is a default win for their opponent.

2.7.  Players that stream may or may not use a delay at their own risk. Good-Gaming will not be held responsible for "stream-sniping".

2.8.  You are not allowed to set your in-game client to Busy/Away.



3.1.  Should it be determined that a Participant commits, or threatens to commit, violent acts against any other player in the Tournament, any admin, or any spectators of the Tournament, or engages in any unsportsmanlike behavior. The player will be subject to game/match losses and disqualification from current and/or future Tournaments.


  • PLEASE NOTE: Unsportsmanlike Behavior will be up to the Tournament Admins to determine.

  • Abuse whether verbal and/or written against an Official or Staff member will not be tolerated through any medium. This includes, but is not limited to, voice communications in game or client (Discord/Skype/Teamspeak, etc), written messages on Good Gaming Forums/emails, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Violators of this rule may be disqualified from the Tournament.

3.2.  Use of the [Request Admin Support] button is only for bringing an issue to the admins attention.  Abuse of this button can result in disqualification from current and/or future Tournaments.

3.4.  ANY REPORTS OF BM: Depending on the severity of the report you may get a warning/gameloss/disqualification. If Admins give a warning that warning will stick with you throughout the entirety of the tournament. Second report of BM will result in a game point loss or disqualification depending on the offense.

3.3.  Tournament Officials have the final decision in all matters regarding this event. 

3.4.   Tournament Officials reserve the right to modify rules to ensure fair play.



4.1.  HCT points will be distributed accordingly by Blizzard.

4.2.  HCT distribution will apply if as of November 7, 2016, you are a legal resident of one of these following countries:

  • EUROPE: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, State of Qatar, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

  • AMERICAS: United States, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela.

4.3.  Bans from Good-Gaming may result in a ban or loss of HCT points from Blizzard.

4.4.  HCT Rulesets will apply accordingly:





Prize Pool Total: $200 USD (HCT points)

1st:  $80 (5 pts)

2nd:  $40 (3 pts)

3rd:  $25 (2 pts)

4th:  $15 (2 pts)

5th-8th: $10 (1 pt)


  • Payment emails requesting payment information will be sent 2-3 weeks after Tournament completion.

  • All prize money will be paid out no later than 30 days from the tournament’s completion.

  • Payment will only be sent via PayPal.

  • Mailed-In Checks may be requested by the residents of United States of America.
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